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ababab >>> making news this tuesday ll the u.s. lead the quest to crush gadhafi's forces? >>> severe spring weather. one of california's biggest rainmakers ever. spawning blizzards and tornadoes across the country. >>> and dancing debut. kirstie alley, even the karate kid, begin their quest for the mirrorball trophy. >>> good morning. the no-fly zone in libya appears easier to enforce this morning after another round of military might. >> here, now, are the latest developments from libya. u.s.-led air strikes lit up the skies over tripoli for a third night. >> but the american military commanders are looking to hand over control of this operation as soon as possible. >> president obama says, while moammar gadhafi needs to go, the libyan leader is not the target of the air strikes. emily schmidt begins our coverage this morning in washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. moammar gadhafi has kept an uncharacteristically low profile the past couple of days. no signs of him amidst all the signs of an expanding no-fly
international airport. the shooting involved a u.s. military shuttle bus. someone got on the bus and started shooting. two are confirmed dead. we believe they're two u.s. soldiers. one person has been taken into custody. again we know two are killed. it is reported that those are two u.s. soldiers. the incident is over, the airport is operating as usual. this is out of frankfurt. as soon as we get more detail, we get to fred out of berlin. >>> the u.s. supreme court is reaffirming the first amendment right to free speech even if it is painful and ugly. in an 8-1 decision, they say a kansas church can push their message outside military funle rals. jeffrey toobin is on the phone with us. jeff, let's start off here, is this a surprise to you the court's decision? because this is a case that everybody's been watching. >> reporter: it's a pain until awful case and the westboro baptist church is an insuggelt religion everywhere. but the decision is not a surprise. these statements in this context, nondisruptive statements about politics, are at the heart of what the first amendment is all about e
>>> on the broadcast tonight, closing in on gadhafi. there's talk of u.s. military options against him. and now for hordes of people, now's the time to get out of there. >>> a collision course in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin t
pushing back against mounting pressure to impose a military no-fly zone over libya. why one u.s. official says it's, quote, an extraordinary complex situation. plus, gas prices soaring as the crisis in libya intensifies. is it time now for the united states to tap into its emergency oil reserve to soften the blow at the pump? and an estimated 18,000 refugees crowded into a tent city near the libyan border as a full-blown humanitarian crisis is unfolding. lots happening right here today in "the situation room." pendingo much money on printing. i'd like to put you in charge of cutting costs. calm down. i know that it is not your job. what i'm saying... excuse me? alright, fine. no, you don't have to do it. ok? [ male announcer ] notre dame knows it's better for xerox to control its printing costs. so they can focus on winning on and off the field. [ manager ] are you sure i can't talk -- ok, no, i get it. [ male announcer ] with xerox, you're ready for real business. and go everywhere. to help revitalize a neighborhood in massachusetts, restore a historic landmark in harlem, fund a local bu
-made guns across the border and for the unrelenting demand of illegal drugs in the u.s. the two countries are also at odds after a wikileaks release quoting u.s. officials quoting mexican's security agencies "corrupt and dysfunctional." publicly, the obama administration is putting a positive spin on the relationship. >> there exists an unprecedented level of cooperation between the u.s. and mexico. >> but when the two presidents go behind bars, tensions could rise over a recent interview in which president calderon called u.s. law enforcement agencies disorganized. and there will also be discussions about the growing number of americans caught in the cross fire of mexico's drug war, including u.s. immigration agent, jaime spatta, who was killed in an ambush along a highway 16 days ago. at his funeral last week, homeland department secretary, janet napolitano, promised to seek justice. >> we will not relent or let up or flinch in any way in our determination to see that those responsible for his death are held to account for their crimes. >> mexico is the u.s.'s largest trade partner, and
want to tell you about a gunman who opened fire on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers outside the frankfurt airport in germany. two people were killed. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the broken windshield of the bus carrying u.s. soldiers. the shooting happened at the airport in frankfurt, germany near several u.s. military bases. police say a gunman opened fire as the bus sat outside a terminal. two people were killed. the bus driver and a passenger. and two others were wounded. police took the gunman into custody. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. randall pinkston, cbs news. >>> a u.s. park police officer is being treated for injuries after a motorcycle accident on the southeast southwest tree way near 7th street southwest. the accident happened just before 11:00 this morning. right now there is no word on the severity of the officer's injuries. police are investigating exactly how that crash happened. >>> late this morning the supreme court ruled that the first amendment protects members of a controversial church would hold anti-gay from
range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> president obama says the u.s. and nato are still considering their options for lydia, including military intervention. >> i want to send a clear message to those around colonel gaddafi. it is their choice to make how they will be held accountable. >> gaddafi's troops to retake territory after a day of sustained attacks. >> [inaudible] çquite a success for colonel gaddafi's army. >> the un says 200,000 people have fled the violence in libya. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. washington reintroduce this military trials at guantanamo bay despite anç earlier promise to close it down. the party is over for the highest-paid actor on american television. charlie sheen is sacked from his, a program. ç>> the six gulf states includg saudi arabia have called on the un security council to implement a no-fly zone over libya. the un needed to protect libyan citizens. earlier president obama said the u.s. and allies are stillç considering a military response to the situation
are tracking severe weather that is making its way across the southeastern u.s. it's already killed one person and injured a dozen in louisiana. >>> a peaceful protest in the ivory coast. one moment a blood bath. just seconds later and you'll see the entire scene as it played out. women gunned down in the streets. the shooters, the government security forces. >>> a new development in the ongoing drama that is charlie sheen. he is taking your questions live. we'll tell you about that. >>> plus the ipad getting competition from blackberry. we're taking apart the playbook and looking at the ipad 2 headed to stores less than a year after its predecessor. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get to right now. we start in north africa. u.s. military planes are now assisting people who have been stuck in tunisia after fleeing neighboring libya because of ongoing violence. more than 130 egyptian refugees today lifted to cairo aboard two planes. inside libya forces say they repelled pro gadhafi trims attempted to take the city of zawia near tripoli. a look how the u.
, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
reports about how the pilots were recovered. there's one report that a u.s. helicopter with special forces, or search-and-rescue teams, either one of the two, rescued one, and then there's a report out there the other pilot was picked up by a rebel group, which is interesting and unusual, of course, but that's all we know about the fate of the pilots. they're safe and the pentagon continues to insist this plane was not shot down, that it was a mechanical problem. >> ron allen, reporting from cairo for us, thank you very much. >>> let's talk about what's happening on the ground. for that i want to bring in former general monty miggs. always good to see you. richard engel says these guys, the anti-gadhafi forces can't even load their own weapons, they don't know who their leaders are. it seems like their strategy is to rely on us. how do you see it? >> certainly they have asked for us to come in and keep the libyan air force off of them, but remember, some of the forces in afghanistan look pretty shaky, and over a period of time they have made themselves pretty effective, so don't completely
radiation levels have been detected outside the 20-mile emergency perimeter. the head of the u.s. nuclear agency says there is no more water in the spent fuel pool at the reactor plant. greg palkot is live in teak owe where it's just -- tokyo where it's just after 7:00 in the morning. good morning, greg. what does this mean? >> hey, bret. it's actually pretty serious. in fact, one of the worst case scenarios that have been bandied about. if true, the rods could get hotter and hotter and meltdown and shower radiation over a broad area. it must be said the japanese authorities are denying the report. but just one of several challenges that the authorities have been dealing with, in the last 24 hours. the problems with the stricken fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern japan change by the hour. on wednesday, a new fire ignited at one reactor and radioactive steam burst from another. it prompted remaining workers to be yanked and more residents to flee the area. >> if the fuel rods are exposed the radiation material inside the container could seep out. >> it's also causing the people of t
, the u.s. military confirms an f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya, but the pentagon says it was not shot down. we'll have the latest on the fate of the crew. >> plus. >> let me emphasize that this operation will take place in a matter of days, not a matter of weeks. >> it's still unclear who will take charge. in japan, set back and progress, as the crippled reactor's spent fuel rods -- officials say they can't turn on the juice just yet. it's tuesday march 22, i'm willie geist. also this morning with the first republican debate, a little over a month away, if you can believe it, finally at least one major gop candidate looks ready to run. let's get to the rundown. >>> we begin in libya where a united states f-15 fighter jet crashed today while carrying out its mission in benghazi. >> u.s. military officials tell nbc news that two crewmembers have indeed been rescued from the ground there in libya and are safely on their way to europe. the two crewmember in their f-15 eagle were on a routine mission enforcing that no fly zone east of benghazi when the fighter jet experienc
to the airport there. he is going to join us for the very latest. again two u.s. service members among those who were killed and injured in an attack there at the airport in germany. we will bring that to you in just a short time. also we want to bring you up to date on fast moving developments. the libyan military has dropped three bombs and you see it on the map, brega. the opposition may control the town managing to drive out libyan troops. that's not the only place to see military action there. military camps on the outskirts. first we want to tell you about an aerial bombing has led some to propose the united states consider imposing a no-fly zone over the country. but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said he called this a complex operation. one of those is a uss -- you are looking here at a photo of the ship from today as it went through the canal. near the region. secretary of defense, robert gates has said the repositioning is to provide humanitarian relief and the capen't for emergency evaguations. let me tell you about the capabilities. it has the ability to transport troops,
. radiation levels prompting the u.s. military to consider mandatory evacuation of thousands of american troops and their families in japan. radioactive dust being detected at very low levels, we want to point out in seattle, washington. despite substantial progress over the weekend this is far from over. we're going to have the latest details at this hour, also the latest on the dead and missing now numbering 21,000. and the body of a young american teacher has been found. we talked about her on this show last week, her parents had been searching for her. she's the first known american fatality. we begin though with the attack on gadhafi forces in libya, now entering day four. allied forces launching as many as 80 missions today, that is up from yesterday. americans flying fewer than half of them, that is down from yesterday. according to mission commander, pro-gadhafi forces are mounting little resistance, nor is the opposition taking advantage of air strikes on pro-gadhafi missions. while grateful for the air support, they're having trouble getting organized and have little communicat
, however, as you noted, because even amid this crisis, the u.s. has had some contact with libyan officials and that has been critical in terms of helping to get americans and others out of the tripoli safely. so if you were to cut off all of those ties, that could put some of the remaining americans, obviously, in some jeopardy. why would the u.s. then take such a dramatic step and cut off all diplomatic ties? because that was a big deal for colonel gadhafi a few years ago when the george w. bush administration finally said he was no longer a rogue state, that they would recognize him diplomatally because he came forward with his weapons program. if all of a sudden the u.s. cut off all ties, that would he remove even more if there is a shred of legitimacy left for gadhafi and remove it once and for all. that would be the pressure point because that is something he has craved so long is have some legitimacy on the world stage. of course, given what ben is reporting and given what is happening on the ground right now, it's doubtful he has any legitimacy but the u.s. is looking for any lever
. >> reporter: worry about the stability of countries in the middle east, now worry about u.s. economic recovery is urging the obama administration toward tapping the strategic reserve. >> it is one we are considering, it has been done in very rare occasions there is a bunch of factors that have to be looked at and it is just not the price. >> reporter: america's strategic petroleum research every holds 777 million-barrels of oil. selling oil from the reserve at $100 a barrel could ease the federal deficit but new york times report online says obama administration is concerned about taking oil from the reserve when there is excess oil production capacity around the world. when the reserve was tapped in 2005 after hurricane katrina. oil prices dropped 9% now? >> i think it is time and we need to look at other sources of energy. >> reporter: now is not the time some say. >> not the strategic reserve i am buying an electric car tomorrow and it will give me the patriotic pleasure of not sending money overseas to someone trying to blow us up. >>> tapping the reserve would free up supply but only have
's very important to understand what general madis said today. what he said, that is if the u.s. decided to enforce a no-fly zone it would, first, involve u.s. military air strikes against targets inside libya. you'd have to bomb the runways. you might take out their aircraft or certainly their air defense systems, missiles, radar, and the like. so it would involve a u.s. military attack on libya itself. and if the white house makes that decision, of course, the u.s. military would carry it out. but i can tell you that there's a lot of hesitation, not only here in the building and among the u.s. military to take that kind of aggressive step, but even among the nato allies who would be essential if the u.s. and nato allies were to launch any kind of operation like this, and so far only the british are doing any kind of saber rattling in that regard. and the rest of nato nations, allies, are pretty much silent whether to launch any military operation against libya. >> give is insight on the three military war ships in the suez canal. what is their role, at this point? >> reporter: their ro
are willing to die for him, says the u.s. will face a bloody war if they intervene. bill: jonathan hunt, live at the libyan-tunisian border, hello there. >> reporter: good morning to you. colonel gadhafi appears to be as defiant as ever this morning. in a speech to his people, marking the 34th anniversary of the peoples' congress and in front of what appears to be a hand-picked audience, he said that he and his supporters will, quote, fight to the last man and to the last woman. he railed against intervention, warning the united states and others not to troy to intervene in the situation in libya. he says he and his people -- [inaudible] >> [broken speech] >> he is building -- he is fire up supporters by implying this is all an international plot to oust him. meanwhile he says al-qaeda is prompting some of the violence against him. >> [inaudible] >> -- united states and al-qaeda combined, but this is the reality world in which colonel gadhafi appears to live right now. there is also violence in several cities right now. the pro ga-- >> [broken speech] >> here on the border we still have a gro
. >>> in chile, president obama tried to clarify. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> senators on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the end game. >> if we are going into a war with libya, we should declare war on libya. we should pull together with our allies and try to figure out a plan of how that war is to be won. >> we do not have a clear diplomatic policy or a clear statement of foreign policy that is accompanying this military operation. >> there is a growing rift in the coalition over who should be in control. >> no apparent cooperation. some people want to turn it over to nato, the maiamericans and t brits. >> french president ruffled feathers by announcing publicly that french fighters were in the air before his international counterparts were briefed. whoever is in control, arizona republican senator john mccain says, there is only one way to end it. >> a stalemate is a very, very badout come. american policy is that gadhafi must go. >>> a naval facility was hit overnight east of tripoli. robert gates is in moscow. gates says gadhafi is misleading the russia
>>> u.s. soldiers slain. a gunman opens fire on a u.s. military bus. a man in custod neberlin -- custody in berlin. and the reason for the attacks. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> a gunman opens fire. two u.s. airmen are killed and two others hurt. randall pinkston has more on wjz. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frankfurt, germany. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the pern traitors are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooting had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base, the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air
... after including the u-s began firing missles and flying air missions over libya... to enforce a united nntions no- fly zone.but the mission has not been without criticism from republicans, who say the president has not done enough to prevent the u-s from entering a longgdrawn out conflict.as the white house seeks to answer those who say theemission is nnt clearly defined.senntor john mccain had this to say about his expectations for the president's remarks... on one hand, it's humanitarian. on the other hand, they say gadhafi must go. the president, i hope, will clarify that nato announced on sunday that it will take over the entire libya mission... from the enforcement of the united nattons no-fly zone, to the protection of civilians believed to be threatened by loyalist troops. meantime, many of those civilians are giving thanks for the coalition airstrikes... that have helped give those rebels... seeking to unseat moammar gadhafi... the chance to regroup.stay tuned to fox45 news at 10 for the latest on what president obama has to say about what haapens from here.megan gillilaad,
, 2011. we begin with breaking news out of the district. a u.s. park police officer on a motorcycle has been struck by a car. it happened on i-395 near seventh street behind lafont plaza. let's look live at a traffic camera from that area. the officer was being flown to the hospital and is critically injured. we're joined by phone with the latest. >> all lanes are blocked. not far from lafont plaza. we do have several vehicles involved in a motor vehicle collision. it is what we call a priority one, which is serious. the injuries don't appear to be life threatening, but they are serious. and as you said, the medevac helicopter just departed moments ago for a nearby trauma center. >> can you tell us what caused this accident. did a career e rear-end the motorcycle? >> people are looking into the circumstances how it did occur. but right now all lanes are closed. we got the call about 15 minutes ago. it's a developing scene for the most part. but all lanes are -- i can tell you that there are several other vehicles involved. i don't know how they all became involved. but they don't seem t
been pushed back by government forces. >>> and while the u.s. tries to figure out how to fight back in libya, the prices of investigation had hitting here at home. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: concerned about escalating warfare in libya and more air attacks against libyan civilians in what looks like a military comeback by moammar gadhafi, president obama reminded libyan generals they could be tried for war crimes. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable. >> reporter: mr. obama face two choices. does he set up a no-fly zone over libya? arab states say do it, but team obama is cautious. >> any action should be the result of an international sanction. >> reporter: do something to help now argued a bush administration administration veteran. >> and you could provide covertly anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons to the rebels so they could impose their own fly zone. >> obama choice number two, with gasoline prices averaging $3.50 a gallon and risi
effectively control the whole eastern half of the country. increasingly the u.s. and nato seem more comfortable doing big with this man, the face of the revolution. a former justice minister now tasked with forming an alternative government. he says he needs one favor from the west, a no-fly zone. we want an air space embargo to keep gadhafi from bringing in mercenaries from africa, and we'll do the rest he said. ratcheting up pressure on gadhafi, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton meeting on pond with allies in geneva said a no mif fly zone in on the table. >> the people of libya have made themselves clear. it is time for gadhafi to go. now without further violence or delay. >> reporter: gadhafi's not listening. civil war seems imminent, and the exodus of thousands of refugees every day will like lil only grow. still, it doesn't have to be bloody. one libya contact very close to the regime says that its several of his inner circle sdited to bolt, then the game is over. so far that hasn't happened. i'm jim maceda from nbc news reporting from tripoli. >>> with all the turmoil ac
160 million u.s. dollars to achieve its objectives. it will be revised in about two weeks to reflect the evolving situation. >> the french warship has arrived in geneva. -- tunisia. a number of refugees has reportedly gone down. they fear people could be stranded on the other side. >> the newly appointed interim government indonesia has dissolved the secret police -- in tunisia has dissolved teh secret police. thousands of community policemen has put a ban on public protests. they pushed through several buildings. there is the third government reshuffle in the month. they demanded jobs, political reform, and a crackdown on corruption. that has been the place. president obama has approved of the resumption of guantanamo bay in cuba. the facility that president obama vowed to close will operate for some time to come. the correspondent in washington says president obama may have had the option to change the policy. >> this is president obama accepting political reality. there has been a lot of opposition to the idea of closing down guantanamo bay. also, the white house has found it very
>>> this morning on "early today," high alert. the u.s. authorizes american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown concerns grow. >>> line of fire, security cameras capture a dramatic shoot-out at a tennessee convenience stor >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space station's newest resident. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens and reports about the status of one of its nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuation of mernsz out of japan. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everybody. we learned overnight that these will be volunteer evacuations even though the airports have reopened, commercial flights are available, the u.s. state department will be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. b
>>> show of force. more u.s. warships head to the mediterranean, as libyan rebels consider asking for international military intervention. >>> open for business. the house passes a stopgap budget bill. the senate is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s. military a
they're glad the case has been cracked. >> we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system, and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: detectives say after norwood killed murray she tied herself up telling dectds that two masked men robbed and raped them. >> norwood remains bailed. >>> we have four more shootings to report. the first happened near bel air and frank ford avenue. a man was shot in the back. a second man was shot in the foot on elmly avenue. everyone survived much the police commissioner is vowing to increase pressure throughout this city. >>> another maryland marine was killed in afghanistan. staff sergeant jimmy malachowski was killed by an ied. the 25-year-old from west machinester had previously served op the rifle team. his sister and mother also served in the military. >>> the night sky was lit up in libya with hasn't aircraft fire as moammar gadhafi's forces are being weakened. the focus is shifting to the no-fly zone. defense secretary robert gates said the u.s. military role should lessen in coming days. meanwhile, the president
forces today, and the regime is offering a reward, almost half a million u.s., for the capture of a top opposition figure. we have new cnn video coming in from ras lanuf where rebels with fighting to hold their ground. government troops are using planes and heavy artillery to try to retake the eastern oil city. in the western city of zawiya, libyan television showed government supporters cheering in the streets today, but there are now unconfirmed reports that rebels have retaken the main square there. after days of heavy fighting, it's almost impossible to get through to anyone in zawiya for any independent confirmation of what's going on there. today gadhafi is also sending a new warning to the united states and its allies as they consider imposing a no-fly zone over libya. he promises that all libyans will fight back against what he calls an act of aggression and an attempt to control libya's oil. >> translator: it will be clear aggression. it will also be clear that the intentions are to control libya's oil, choke libya's liberty, land and people. all of the libyans carry weapons so
new information for commuters. >>> right now u.s. navy war ships are moving closer to the coast of libya. the u.s. and its allies. >> charlie sheen isn't going away any time soon. where he suddenly showed up late last night and what his two live in girlfriends say about their lives together. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs. while you were sleeping the temperatures inside took a dramatic drop. inside where? inside the d.c. area, i guess. inside the beltway. we're taking a live look outside right now. 37 degrees at 6:00. >> it feels even colder, tom. >> we got a wind coming out of the north and west. partly cloudy. over washington quite a bit of sunshine today but that's not going help us out much unfortunately. look now, it's just near freezing in washington. and in the nearby suburbs of prince george's, article, fairfax and montgomery counties, right near the bay it is a little bit warmer but not much. just in the mid-30s there. i want has dipped into the 20s in the mountains. a within coming out of the north and west gusting 20 miles per hour. wind chills are in th
after the killing of u.s. immigration agent in mexico. american agents cannot legally carry guns south of the border. at today's news conference near president said that should change. each points out the americans are there in a support role and not as law enforcement officers as well. both presidents promised to do more to protect u.s. agents working in mexico. >> i assure you that we will be examining all our procedures and protocols in terms of how our agents travel throughout mexico and we will be working in close contact with mexican law enforcement, who i'm sure will have important advice in terms of how we operate in that region. >> shepard: and now there has been a gruesome killing on this side of the border. experts call it a first for mexican drug lords. and cops say the cartels are trying to send a very clear message right here in the united states. that message and the rest of the day's news coming up from the journalists of fox news tonight on "the fox report." are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? the experts at imperial
consider asking for outside help but would the u.s. answer the call? as american warships head to the region just what is the u.s. military willing to offer? >>> oil futures rise above $100 a barrel a day after the dow slumped 1.5%. we'll check where the market is headed before the opening bell today. >>> and flip-flop already? or just a communications mix-up. we'll get to the bottom of newt announcing for president thursday debacle. chuck has the back story. good morning. wednesday, march 2nd, 2011. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. amazing what making sure you have two sources do and can keep you out of trouble. we'll get more into that. all of that plus does michael huckabee think president obama grew up in kenya and will the beloved "the daily rundown" moth pad get a tablet today. let's get to the rundown. moammar gadhafi is vowing to fight to the last man as he ramps up efforts to hold onto his country in the face of a growing rebellion. pierce battles in the east and west. the libyan air force is bombing rebel territory sending forces to an oil base in the eastern
fukushima daiichi plant. we now continue with ed schultz. good night. the u.s. military has delivered high-pressure water pumps to the fukushima daiichi plant. >>> high alert. the u.s. authorizes american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown fears grow. >>> line of fire. security cameras capture a dramatic shootout at a tennessee convenience store. >>> and space odyssey. astronauts unveil the international space station's newest resident. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens, and reports about the status of one of its crippled nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we learned overnight these will be voluntary evacuations even though the airports have opened, commercial flights are available. the u.s
>>> making news this thursday morning. >> u.s. troops targeted. killed at an airport by a man shouting in arabic. was it a terrorist act? >>> tales of abuse from a 90-year-old legend. mickey rooney's emotional testimony about a growing problem. >>> and sheen's saga. new tweets from the star overnight. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. german investigators say the frankfurt airport shooting that left two u.s. airmen dead may have been a terrorist attack. >> the german and the u.s. governments are now vowing that those responsible will be brought to justice. emily schmidt joins us now from washington with the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: mike and peggy, good morning to you. we're waiting to learn the names of the two airmen who were killed in the attack. the military says they were about to be deployed to support an overseas mission. instead, they died in a place where few would have expected danger. the attack happened just outside the international terminals in frankfurt. at least a dozen air force secur
's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo? >> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where the tsunami came through here. pictures waf been seen the last few days, you can see some of the destruction. car next to me was carried down the street. there is a car over on the distance that was up on the top of fence. in this was a power structure and some sort of a banner that was hanging across the intersection. in t
, the u.s. supreme court in an 8 to 1 vote said that jury verdict has to be set aside that the first amendment protects the messages of this group. now, chief justice john roberts who wrote the opinion said that the protest was entirely legal. the group abided by the local restrictions of how far away to be from the church. they were not violent and the message while repugnant to many does get into questions of public concern about the military, about gay rights and about the catholic church. he said at the end of the opinion, speech is powerful. it can move people to action. it can move people to tears and it can even inflict great pain, but the government cannot react by punishing the speaker. there was one dissenter today, samuel alito who said this is not ultimately about public issue, but a private action and private attack on a single-family and single father and the father should be able to sue for damages. controversial decision, but clearly, we know where the supreme court feels because of the 8 to 1 vote, contessa. >> thank you, pete. breaking news out of germany, we know t
at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> more breaking news now. a gunman opened fire on u.s. soldiers stationed in germany and now two people are dead and more are wounded. we have the report with the latest on this shooting. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the windshield. the shooting happened near several u.s. military bases. police say the gunman openedfire as a bus sat outside the terminal. two people were killed and two others wounded. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. >> a u.s. official says that the gunman is believed to be from kosovo. >>> libyan leader moammar qaddafi is vowing to stay in control as hi forces continue violent attacks on protesters. the united nations is asking for air strikes and two u.s. warships are ready for orders from the white house in the sea. secretary of state hillary clinton says all options are now on the table. >>> well, a same-sex marriage bill survive the day? lawmakers have not decided if the bill could be put to a critical vote today. pat warren, live with the latest. good afternoon. >> reporter: good
boehner instead wants the ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the bodies of prominent u.s. citizens like rosa parks have been displayed in the capitol rotunda. his funeral is scheduled march 15. >>> a virginia teenage girl attacked a teacher in the classroom. a 17-year-old high school students punched the teacher several times in the face tuesday afternoon. criminal charges are pending against the student. the school district says the girl also faces long-term suspension or even expulsion. >>> metro passengers will brace for more sat down sand delays this weekend. the agency is getting to work on the orange, blue, and red lines. mike conneen joins us from new carrollton with what it means for passengers. >> it is complying with recommendations for the ntsb. passengers will use free shuttle buses available this weekend. metro is telling them to add an extra 40 minutes to their weekend commute. >> i don't have a car. >> it is another weekend, another round of metro track maintenance. >> i will have to pick up my >> 10:00 p.m. tonight through sunday night, the orange line is closed fro
september. >>> today, the u.s. senate approved an emergency short- term spending plan that mr. prevent a government -- that will prevent a government shutdown -- government shutdown. it passed yesterday. it will give the white house and congress two more weeks, and that will fund the government through the 30th. president obama has called on congressional leaders to begin discussions on a longer-term plan. >>> wind and rain made a mess of the commute in some parts of the bay area this morning. here's what it looks like right now in walnut creek. hard to really see too much at all. the winds are tapering off earlier squalls and gusts up to 30 miles an hour swept through, slowing traffic and triggering a number of accidents. the chp says it was the seat belt, though, that saved the driver and passenger in this accident near anderson drive and sir francis drake boulevard on the back side of san quentin boulevard. it was the case of a driver going too fast on a curve during the rain. >> her rear-end tires spun out. she lost control, headed to the hill, hit the hool and up and over on the r
prepare suicide the u.s. to deal with the major nuclear emergency. and wave of power -- newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. the extremely rare measure was called for following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. dan shenman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have struggled to avert an environmental catastrophe in the plant in tokyo. the rods were being stored in pools of water. seawater has been pumped into reactors one, two, and three to cool fuel rods as they worked to bring down temperatures in reactors five and six. >> if the fuel rod gets exposed, it can become fragile and there's a high chance of a rod to break. radiation material normally contained inside of the cont
. >> reporter: president obama ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. war planes to attack libyan war planes that take off, grounding gadhafi's air zone with a no fly zone. two senators said let's do it. >> i argue for the no-fly zone and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: but it would not be risk free for u.s. pilots. >> it's not as simple as throwing up a -- moving an aircraft carrier and deploying a bunch of planes. you have to take action to make sure you have air dominance. >> reporter: action to eliminate gadhafi's defenses, his radar and missiles. action that president obama has not ordered. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, back in washington on the same day the labor department is expected to report significant progress on the jobs front, democrats and republicans are entering another day of talks to try and keep the government up and running without damaging the economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. good morning, ever
's important that any no-fly zone over libya not be a u.s.-led effort. when pressed on whether the u.s. would support a no-fly zone, she said "we're going to support the efforts being made because we think that the people of libya have to be supported and we know how difficult as the struggle is." ed henry joins me from the white house. what is going on inside the administration? there was talk about doing something through nato. are they any closer to coming to a decision on a no-fly zone? >> reporter: they don't seem any closer at all. the president did a phone call with the british prime minister and afterwards white house officials said they agreed gadhafi must go, all options are on the table, including a no-fly zone. but we've heard that same formulation for days now, a couple weeks in fact. when jay carney was pressed by reporters after that, what are you going to do, are you going to go before the u.n. security council, he basically said i'm not going to get into the details of exactly what process we're going to use. so it's still anyone's guess, are they going to go through the u.n.
that they will not recommend that. >>> a gunman opened fire on u.s. troops have at the airport in frankfurt, germany. two endive and two others wounded. >> a man from kosovo is in custody. president obama dollars to get justice. emily schmidt has more on this. >> good morning. we are still waiting to learn the names of those two killed in yesterday's attack. a military says they were about to be deployed to help oversee -- for support in an overseas mission. the attack happened just outside the international terminal in frankfurt. a dozen enforce security personnel had arrived on their way to the u.s. base in germany. law enforcement says the alleged gunman walked up to their bus, began arguing, pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and shouted the arabic words for "to god is great." two air and were dead and two others wounded. the emigre and the the man while outcontinued to shell ou "jihad." we are told he is a devout muslim. his relatives in kosovo cannot imagine this happened. they say that americans are their brothers. president obama made an unexpected appearance today the white house press briefing
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